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Denison's Plays Catalog (Catalogue), 73rd Year 1876-1949.

By: N/A

Price: $6.30

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois., T. S. Denison & Co.: 1949

Seller ID: 2806

Condition: Very Good


12mo - 19.5 x 13.5 cm.; 235 pp. Red wraps. A catalog of plays suitable for amateur performance. Everything from farcical comedies to slapstick to serious Grecian dramas. The interior is clean, binding is solid, covers are age darkened. View more info

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Timon.

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Oxford, UK., Malone Society Reprints.: 1980

Seller ID: 24220

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo - 21 x 16.5 cm.; xviii - [4] - 86 pp. Light coloured beige cloth over boards with black lettering on spine. First published in this format in 1978, this is the second printing. Illustrated with 4 pages of black and white reproductions of parts of the original text. The book appears to have been used very little if at all. View more info

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The Albee Alumni: A History of the Eleven Years of the Edward F. Albee Stock Co.

By: "The Girl Behind The Pen". (Introduction by Johnson Briscoe).

Price: $360.00

Publisher: Providence, Rhode Island, Edward F. Albee: 1912

Seller ID: 5725

Condition: Good


4to - 26.5 x 17 cm; 197 pp. After the Introduction by the noted dramatic authority, Briscoe, there is a brief introduction by the author (The Girl Behind the Pen) followed by a yearly report of each season and lots of photos of cast members. The book concludes with the "Casts of the Plays Given by the Albee Stock Company, Seasons 1901-1911". There was a new play each week, from April thru August, at Keith's Theatre, Providence, Rhode Island, so this list is quite extensive. A former owner of this book has written the plays that were presented from 1912 to 1920, in pencil, on back blank... View more info

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Defying Gravity. A Comedy.

By: Anderson, Jane.

Price: $6.75

Publisher: New York., Samuel French.: 1998

Seller ID: 31059

ISBN: 057360133X

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 20.5 x 13 cm.; 60 - (6) pp. Cast list and production crew from the 1997 off-Broadway performance at the American Place Theater on page 4. From the back cover: "This free structured look at the 1988 Challenger disaster places the teacher who died with six others as they hurtled into space at the center of an exploration of our need to reach beyond ourselves and dare the universe." Previous owner's name on the inside of the front cover, else fine. The shipping cost for this small item will be reduced after it is ordered. View more info

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Acharnians - Knights.

By: Aristophanes. (Jeffrey Henderson, editor and translator).

Price: $12.80

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts., Harvard University Press.: 1998

Seller ID: 23173

ISBN: 0674995678

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


16mo - 16.5 x 10.5 cm.; viii - 408 pp. Olive green cloth over boards with gilt lettering on spine and a gilt Loeb Classical Library device (monogram) on the front board. LCL publication #178. With a select bibliography and an index of personal names. The original Greek text is on the versos (left hand pages) with the English translation on the facing rectos (right hand pages). The book and dust jacket show a mere whisper of shelf wear and appear to have been used very little if at all. View more info

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Accent on America.

By: Armitage, Merle

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York., E. Weyhe.: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21561

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


8vo - 23.5 x 15 cm.; [2] - 403 - [3] pp. Dark blue cloth with red lettering on spine and front. The text block head edge is stained red as issued though somewhat faded now. One of the limited edition of 1675 copies designed by Armitage. Signed and inscribed by Armitage on the back free end paper as follows: "For Frances - the north, east, west & south wind - bless her vitality! From her admiring friend. Merle Armitage 1973". The spine is very faded with the lettering on it being barely readable. The boards themselves show milder fading to the edges / margins and the lettering on the fr... View more info

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What Every Woman Knows.

By: Barrie, J. M.

Price: $6.40

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Musson Book Company.: 1945

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 22843

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


12mo - 18 x 11.5 cm.; [6] - 137 pp. Burgundy cloth over boards with black lettering on spine and front board. First published in 1918, this is the first Canadian edition. Previous owner's name on the front free end paper. The externals show mild shelf wear with lightly bumped corners and spine tips while the interior is clean and the binding is sound. View more info

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The Admirable Crichton.

By: Barrie, J. M.

Price: $4.80

Publisher: London, UK., University of London Press.: 1952

Seller ID: 22845

Condition: Very Good-


12mo - 18.5 x 12 cm.; 142 pp. A play in four acts. Light blue cloth over boards with red lettering on spine and front board and blue decorations on front also. First published in 1914, this is the second printing of this 1951 edition. The play was first produced at the Duke of York's Theatre in London in 1902 and billed as a fantasy. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson with 12 full page black and white drawings and one small vignette on the title page. Minor wear and moderate soiling to the externals with a clean interior and a solid binding. Previous owner's name on the front free end paper. View more info

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The Admirable Crichton.

By: Barrie, J. M.

Price: $6.40

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Musson Book Company.: 1945

Seller ID: 22846

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


12mo - 18 x 11.5 cm.; [6] - 138 pp. A play in four acts. Beige cloth over boards with dark brown lettering on spine and front board and blue decorations on front also. First published in 1914, this is the third printing of this 1941 Canadian edition. The play was first produced at the Duke of York's Theatre in London in 1902 and billed as a fantasy. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson with 12 black and white drawings on six pages. Minor wear and mild soiling to the externals with a clean interior and a solid binding. Previous owner's name in pencil on the front free end paper. View more info

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End-Game (Endgame): A Play in One Act followed by Act Without Words: A Mime for One Player.

By: Beckett, Samuel

Price: $6.40

Publisher: New York, Grove Press.: 1981

Seller ID: 20748

ISBN: 0802141749

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 20 x 13 cm.; [4] - 91 - [1] pp. First published by Grove Press in 1958, this is the thirty-third printing. Page [3] gives the first performances particulars of both "Fin de partie" and "Acte sans paroles" at the Royal Court Theatre in London in 1957. Both of these plays were originally written in French and translated into English by Beckett himself. Previous owner's name on the inside of the front cover, sticker stain / scar on the front cover at the top fore edge corner and the covers show mild edge / shelf wear. Otherwise, clean and tight. View more info

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Three Plays by Ugo Betti: The Queen and the Rebels - The Burnt Flower Bed - Summertime.

By: Betti, Ugo.

Price: $5.20

Publisher: New York., Grove Press.: [1958]

Seller ID: 22817

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 20.5 x 13.5 cm.; 283 pp. First published by Grove in 1958, this is the seventh printing. Translated from the Italian and with a foreword by Henry Reed. Contents: 1 - "The Queen and the Rebels" (La Regina e gli Insorti). A play in four acts, 1949. 2 - "The Burnt Flower-Bed" (L'Aiuola Bruciata). A play in three acts, 1951-52. 3 - "Summertime" (Il Paese delle Vacanze). An idyll in three acts, 1937. Mild shelf wear to the covers, otherwise very clean and tight. View more info

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The Play's the Thing.

By: Blacklock, Jack.

Price: $6.30

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., McGraw Hill.: 1965

Seller ID: 6629

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


8vo - 19 x 13 cm.; 160 pp. An introduction to the theatre and drama with a bit of history and a look at different forms with example plays for different media, Television - "Alias Mr. Pollard", Stage Comedy - "Orange Blossom", Stage Drama - "The Bishop's Candlesticks", and, of course, the Great Playwright, Shakespeare - "Merchant of Venice" and "Twelfth Night". Each section has questions to encourage discussion. Red boards with black line drawn pictures and white lettering on front and white lettering on spine. Some rubbing and light edgewear, usual libr... View more info

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Le thème symbolique dans le théâtre de Racine. Tome I & II.

By: Blum, Marcelle.

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Paris, France., A. G. Nizet: 1962

Seller ID: 9830

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


12mo - 18 x 13.5 cm.; The texts are in French. Vol. I - Du psychologique au divin. 190 pp. Looks at psychological symbolism in "Andromaque" and symbole du Divin in "Phedre". Vol. II - Le divin prepare par les Themes de la famille, de la Raison d'Etat, de la Diplomatie. 221 pp. Published 1965. Looks at "Britannicus", "Berenice", "Bajazet", "Mithridate", "Iphigenie". Red cloth-covered boards with gilt spine lettering. The spines are sunned with library markings, library stamped text block edges, card pocket and date slips on front end papers. The bindings are tight and the text pages are clean. View more info

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Hundred Years, More or Less.

By: Boros-Furesz, Eva.

Price: $7.20

Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario., Poetica Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9543

ISBN: 0968611761

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21 x 14.5 cm.; 180 pp. Originally from Hungary, the author immigrated to Canada in 1956 where she practiced medicine and developed as a painter, sculptor, poet and writer. In this stage play she "expresses her views about personal, social, and economical behaviour, technological achievements and misapplications and their impact on the past and near future. " Mild edgewear and soiling on cover and text block, remainder mark on text block head. View more info

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Things That Go Bump, Volume 1, Plays for Young Adults.

By: Brennan, Kit (editor)

Price: $19.80

Publisher: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada., Signature Editions.: 2009

Seller ID: 30220

ISBN: 1897109369

Condition: Fine


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 202 pp. Plays included in this volume: In This World by Hannah Moscovitch; Offensive Fouls by Jason Long; Learning the Game by Janice Salkeld; To Be Frank by Brian Drader; Binti's Journey by Marcia Johnson. ". . . five recent Canadian plays for young adult audiences. . . plays are about real and current issues. . . good writing and good scene work. An interview with the playwright follows each script, discussing the play's evolution and intent." An as-new book. View more info

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Two Hands Clapping, New Plays for Two Actors.

By: Brennan, Kit (editor)

Price: $21.60

Publisher: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada., Signature Editions.: 2006

Seller ID: 30221

ISBN: 1897109156

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 327 pp. Plays: Poochwater by Mike McPhaden; The Dinner Party by Rose Cullis; 3. . .2. . .1 by Nathan Cuckow and Chris Craddock; Jane's Thumb by Kelley Jo Burke; The File by Greg Nelson; Lola Shuffles the Cards by Kit Brennan; The House Wife by Sherry White and Ruth Lawrence; Afterglow by Peter Boychuk. Recent Canadian plays of varying lengths, interviews with playwrights. Minor wear on cover, former owner's name on half-title page; binding sturdy, text pages clean. View more info

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Going It Alone, Plays by Women for Solo Performers.

By: Brennan, Kit (editor)

Price: $19.80

Publisher: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada., Nuage Editions.: 1997

Seller ID: 30279

ISBN: 0921833520

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 196 pp. A collection of 32 monologues, some short and some full length plays. Inscribed on title page by editor and playwright, Brennan. Minor wear on card stock cover; text pages clean, binding sturdy. View more info

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Judas Iscariot, a Play with Prologue in Three Acts.

By: Bulwer Lutyens, David.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, UK., Eyre & Spottiswoode.: 1951

Seller ID: 21274

Condition: Good+


12mo - 18 x 11.5 cm.; vii - 91 pp. Beige wraps with dark brown lettering. The dialogue is in verse and from the back cover: ". . . themes are worked into the rhythmical texture of the verse; . . . recurrent images are used as motifs . . . and act as a symphonic synthesis of drama passed into verse and verse pased into drama". The author is a great-great grandson of Bulwer-Lytton and a grandson of Sir Edwin Lutyens. Sticker stain on the top fore corner of the front cover and the spine tips are worn. Otherwise, clean with a solid binding. View more info

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Sanctity

By: Clifton, Violet

Price: $36.00

Publisher: London, Sheed and Ward.: 1934

Seller ID: 20191

Condition: Good


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; 125 pp. A play about St. Elizabeth of Hungry by Catholic convert, Violet Clifton, author of "The Book of Talbot" and wife of Talbot Clifton. Cloth-covered boards lightly soiled with some edgewear, bit of soiling on text pages, bookplate on front endpaper; binding sturdy, text pages unmarked. View more info

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Shakespeare's World Of Death: The Early Tragedies.

By: Courtney, Richard.

Price: $6.30

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Simon & Pierre: 1995

Seller ID: 11206

ISBN: 0889242615

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 23 x 15.5 cm.; 268 pp. One of the Director's Shakespeare's Series from Courtney (9 at last count) and this one looks at Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar and Hamlet. Courtney writes with 40 years of experience behind him as an actor, director and teacher of drama both in the UK and now in Canada. An as-new and unused book with a trace of shelf wear to the edges of the covers. View more info